January 23, 2016

Disaster Reduction

Russia Post issued a stamp on 28th October 2015 to celebrate Disaster Reduction day. The stamp depicts mobile alert systems like: car, boat, and a megaphone.

UN General Assembly decided to designate October 13 as the date of the International Day for Disaster Reduction with the purpose toraise awareness about what steps people take to reduce the risk of disasters.

In many parts of the world such natural hazards as earthquakes, floods, landslides, drought, fires, etc., entail a significant loss of life and destruction of economic and social infrastructure, a negative impact on the ecosystem.

Currently, there are tremendous opportunities to reduce risks at the expense of measures for disaster prevention and mitigation. Many of them are based on modern technology of forecasting and involve the development of early warning systems and alert.

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